Altering A 1/43 pickup to make it an auto hauler. Who else is interested?

We all know 1/43 pickups are cheap and easy to get.  But how many can you put on a layout before they become overwhelming?  Well... with a Dremel tool and a 3d printer I guess I can fix that!  

First, I used a cutting wheel to remove the bed on a red Texaco Truck.  Then I mocked up Jerr-Dan Rollback bed and printed it on my 3d printer.  But that just was too modern a bed for an older truck so I went back and designed a roll on bed. It turned out better than I could have hoped!  After painting it and mounting it on the elongated frame, I think it turned out great!  Is anyone else interested in doing this?  I have the design and a 3d printer to make you a bed if you want.  (as a bonus I have some highway barriers I printed out in the background)

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Just for showing off, I included a few of the trucks I was aging before coming up with this idea!  

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A nice BEFORE and AFTER....  (I didn't do the Lionel truck in the background, thats from Menards)

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John Peyton

PeytonOriginal.com

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There used to be a company called TWH that imported highly-detailed diecast scale models in 1:50 scale that had a Jerr-Dan carrier. I got mine many years ago & it is still available on some diecast dealers’ websites.

These are just my opinion,

Thanks,

Naveen

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Greetings John,

I sent 2 emails to the address in your profile regarding the auto hauler and the highway barriers.  I have not received an reply.  I'm still interested.  Please provide details.  My email is in my profile.

Chief Bob (Retired)

tackindy posted:

I have also branched out and done a utility bed for pickups too!

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John,  I think there is a market for tool box side kits on 1947-53 pickup trucks painted 'utility company green' with Bell Telephone signs on each door.  Every transition era layout would need at least one. With the post WW II construction boom, they were everywhere.  Years ago, Die Cast Direct asked their suppliers to offer such a model and were turned down.  John in Lansing, ILL

PUFFRBELLY posted:

Greetings John,

I sent 2 emails to the address in your profile regarding the auto hauler and the highway barriers.  I have not received an reply.  I'm still interested.  Please provide details.  My email is in my profile.

Chief Bob (Retired)

I sent you an email.  Not sure why I never got them!  

John Peyton

PeytonOriginal.com

tackindy on Instagram

Great job on the telephone truck bed. My first truck at Pacific Telephone was this, we called them LIU's. Our supervisor had one in 4 wheel drive to get us un-stuck. The thing that would make it perfect would be a ladder rack. I would be in for one then. 

 

Great work, keep it up!

 

Bruce

If your looking for something new to tackle again, how about a streamlined "beaver tail" tanker bed, short tank or long. Or a May be a butterdish type. Not as many in those trucks era as the airflow days, but the style still lingered here and there and would be hard to do in styrene.  I don't think there are many out there in our scale except MAYBE a Texico long tank Airflow or Texico "bug" Google "streamlined tankers" and get past the Texicos to see some other interesting options, some sleek some plain.

If you want some real tow bed measurements let me know. There are two on this block daily and a few a tenant drives that he parks out front for a bit 3-4 days a week.

Put a tank in a tool bed and you have a bushfire truck.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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